Things To Expect During A High-Risk Pregnancy

 
 

Roswell OB/GYN  in Alpharetta, Ga, has offices in surrounding cities such as Canton, Cummings, and Sandy Springs, which is a practice that caters to women’s health needs. We have a dedicated staff that’s compassionate and extremely knowledgeable.

If you’re concerned about the risks of a high-risk pregnancy talk to a high-risk OB/GYN in Alpharetta, great resources by doctors can give you peace of mind and a plan of action. Knowledge is the key, so you should educate yourself. In this guide, you’ll learn what causes a high-risk pregnancy and how to prevent it.

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The Sources of High-Risk Pregnancies

Patients can be high risk due to pre-existing conditions, previous pregnancy problems, OR they can start off low risk but then develop high-risk issues in their pregnancy. 

Chronic health problems can make you high-risk for pregnancy problems. Examples include: 

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Epilepsy
  • H/o venous clots

Advanced maternal age is not a chronic health condition but women 35 and older (and especially 40 and older) are labeled high risk. 

During previous pregnancies, some women experience preterm birth, small birth weight infants, extremely large birth weight infants, cesarean sections, difficult vaginal births, ectopic pregnancy, or bleeding problems. Other women have recurrent pregnancy loss. These are examples of conditions that will warrant high-risk pregnancy attention and thus we advise taking early action to avoid a high-risk pregnancy.

Lastly, perfectly healthy women can develop problems such as gestational diabetes or gestational hypertension and thus require high-risk attention.

Management Strategies

Don’t worry if you are high risk. Actually, your high-risk management will be individualized. We don’t just apply a label. For each high-risk issue, we develop a plan of action. Sometimes it involves extra testing early in the pregnancy, others just nearer to the end. Why? Depends on the risk issue. Some patients with known high-risk conditions or history prefer a consultation prior to conception so they can ask, “what will I need to do during a future pregnancy?”

Can you prevent the high-risk condition from harming you or your developing baby? Follow the plan set forth, plus do your best to eat a balanced diet, taking your prenatal vitamin, and avoiding high-risk activities. If you have additional concerns regarding your pregnancy during COVID-19 and high-risk pregnancies talk to one of our OB/GYN’s.

Schedule A Prenatal Checkup

If you are expecting, contact us at Roswell ObGyn. Get personalized prenatal care from our experienced staff. Be proactive and optimize your pregnancy outcome by scheduling a visit with us.

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